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Veil at Silverton wedding :: Kim + Eric

Kim and Eric’s wedding was amazing and full of energy.  I love Kim’s quirky sense of humor and her endless smile and laughter.  I always learn so much about my couples on their wedding day, from how neat/not-so-neat they are from walking into their suite in the morning to how crazy they get on the dance floor.  Well these two (and their guests) can really boogie down!  Their wedding was so much fun and I am so blessed to photograph such as wonderful couple like Kim and Eric.

Wedding dress at Silverton Casino in Las Vegas
Silverton wedding bride

It took several bridesmaids to get Kim into her dress because they had to loop the laces of her gorgeous dress (pro tip – loosely lace up the gown halfway before the big day to save time).  In the middle of getting Kim into her dress, two of the bridesmaids took pictures of her in her happy state.  Welcome to the world of social media!

Bride getting ready at Silverton Casino
Silverton Casino wedding by Las Vegas photographer

Kim and Eric opted not to do a first look, but they wanted a picture together before the ceremony.  We had them walk down separate hallways and join hands, but they were only allowed to look at me and not at each other.  I can only imagine how much self control they had to exert to be so close to each other but not see each other.  Definitely electrifying!

First look by Las Vegas wedding photographer
Mothers during church ceremony in Henderson
Henderson wedding at Green Valley Baptist
Green Valley Church wedding in Henderson
Green Valley Baptist Church wedding

The ring bearer and bible bearer were beyond cute!  They were really well behaved for standing on the stage during the entire ceremony, which was in both Tagalog and English!

Ringbearer and bible bearer

Church wedding in Las Vegas
First kiss by Las Vegas wedding photographer
Bride and groom just married

Such a wonderful group of ladies!  Red is one of my favorite colors for weddings because the color pops and everyone looks great in red.

Bride and her bridesmaids in red
The wedding party was so fun be around and this was one of my favorite silly shots.  Kim’s poor feet hurt so here she is sitting down to rest her feet.
Fun wedding party picture by Las Vegas photographer
Aren’t they a gorgeous couple!  Love these images.
Bride and groom portraits in Las Vegas
Wedding portraits in Las Vegas
The wedding venue Veil at Silverton is a little bit of country meets super modern and chic.  I love the white walls mixed with antler chandeliers.  The uplighting really gave it some pop.  It’s definitely a very unique venue!
Silverton wedding by Las Vegas wedding photographer
Wedding reception decor at Veil at Silverton
  With the rings, I wanted to match the mood with the reception, so I actually photographed this outside at night against some lights.
Night time ring shot
Bride and groom entrance at Veil at Silverton
Cheers!  Eric’s best man on the right is Alex Mo, another fellow wedding photographer who also has some stunning work!
Toasts at Silverton by Las Vegas wedding photographer
Father daughter dances always makes me a tear a bit.  This one was no different and was really touching.
Father and daughter dance at Silverton
This was a memorable cake cutting: it started off sweet with them feeding each other cake and then Kim smashed cake in Eric’s face.  You can see her running away in the pic below, steering clear from Eric who was so nice and didn’t try return the favor.
Las Vegas red and white cake
The dance floor was  packed and the guests were having such a great time thanks to DJ Mike from High Flyin’.
Great DJ and having fun at Silverton wedding in Las Vegas

Dancing at Veil inside  Silverton Casino
Partying at the Veil at Silverton wedding

The sendoff was a bit of a surprise for the bride and groom with guests tossing their glow sticks toward them!  Apparently it stung a bit more than expected!

Fun wedding with glow sticks by Las Vegas wedding photographer

Want to see more? Here’s a slideshow of their wedding day:

Kim + Eric from Emily Ku on Vimeo.

Vendors:

Getting Ready: Silverton Hotel & Casino 

Church: Green Valley Baptist Church

Reception: Veil at Silverton

Florist: Bunny’s Floral Design

DJ: High Flyin’ Entertainment 

Cake: Drago Sisters

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About Emily Ku Photography: Emily is a wedding photographer in Rochester, NY and Las Vegas who is passionate about shooting couples, whether it’s wedding, elopements, or engagement sessions. She also loves to travel for weddings.

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Featured on The Knot Real Weddings

I’m so thrilled to share that not one, but three of my weddings are now featured on the The Knot real weddings section!  These are some of my favorite weddings, and I couldn’t be more excited that they are now featured on The Knot.  Unfortunately The Knot didn’t list all of the great vendors who helped make these weddings so spectacular, but they are all credited in my original blog posts, and I’ve included a link to each one as well.

1.) Lara + Justin’s 1950s themed wedding at the Platinum Hotel  (you can find the original blog post here)

Platinum wedding in Las Vegas featured on The Knot

2.) Kathryn + Josh’s wine themed wedding at the Springs Preserve and Maggiano’s (you can find the original blog post here)

Springs Preserve wedding in Las Vegas featured on The Knot

3.) Amanda and Edward’s rustic wedding at Fifth Street School  (you can find the original blog post here)

Fifth Street School Wedding in Las Vegas featured on The Knot

 

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About Emily Ku Photography: Emily is a wedding photographer in Rochester, NY and Las Vegas who is passionate about shooting couples, whether it’s wedding, elopements, or engagement sessions. She also loves to travel for weddings.

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Big announcement – we’re moving!

This is a very exciting but also sad post for me to write.  We are starting a new chapter in our lives and moving to Rochester, NY at the end of June!  We will be there for a year while my husband pursues a fellowship there.  We’ve really grown to love Las Vegas these past 4 years of living here, and I’m trying to convince him to move back here when he’s done with his fellowship.  Or at least somewhere warm, because I just can’t bear long, cold winters.

I am going to truly miss all of the wonderful people that I’ve met in Vegas.  This city really is friendly and extremely welcoming.  The close-knit wedding vendor community here is amazing and how they really look out for each other.  I really hope I can keep in touch with everyone because I know I really am going to miss everyone.

So now what?  For my current wedding couples, nothing will change.  I’ll still be shooting your weddings, but I may not be able to hand deliver your album if you live in town.  For any prospective wedding client, email me and we can discuss me flying back for your wedding or I can refer to some other really fantastic photographers in the area.  But what I would really love is to book some clients in upstate NY!  I’m running specials for all upstate New York weddings, so if you know of anyone getting married in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, or anywhere close to there, please tell them about Emily Ku Photography!  I’ll probably travel to Boston quite a bit to visit family there, so if you’re getting married in Boston, please contact me!

Flowers and moving boxes

PS – If anyone has any moving tips or recommendations for movers for moving cross country, I’d really appreciate it!  Also, if you used PODS or any of those container companies before, I’d love to hear about your experience.

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About Emily Ku Photography: Emily is a wedding photographer in Rochester, NY and Las Vegas who is passionate about shooting couples, whether it’s wedding, elopements, or engagement sessions. She also loves to travel for weddings.

Follow Emily on Facebook and Google+ to stay up to date on the latest work!

  • Chelsea Nicole - Excited for you guys, but am going to miss you!!! <3 Fingers crossed you will be coming back after Frank's fellowship!ReplyCancel

  • Sue Schwabacher Platner - Sorry to see you go! Don’t forget your boots!! You are going to need them. We used Mayflower containers to move us cross-country. They also have people you can hire to load and unload . It worked out very well. You buy a lock and you keep the key. Good luck and happy moving!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea Eppolito-Fisher - You will be missed! Safe travels and stay in touch!ReplyCancel

  • Cory Hirsch Lutz - We will miss you Emily! I have missed your smiling face on the soccer field. Safe travels and have a fantastic journey. ReplyCancel

  • Yesenia Luna Emeric - This makes me so sad!! I’ll miss you terribly!!! ReplyCancel

  • Jodi Anne Inouye - noooooooo….. :( ReplyCancel

  • Kelly | Little Vegas Wedding - Awww! Bittersweet news, for sure. I wish you much success in the new region, though. It’ll be wonderful to be around some new scenery, I’m sure!

    And on the PODS front, my parents used them to move from Canada to the US. Even with a crossborder move, it was really convenient, and nothing was damaged, other than a single wineglass which I’m pretty sure I snapped when I was wrapping it in paper, haha. They also used the storage facilities for a few months. Everything was safe, secure and timely!ReplyCancel

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